HHS – Direct Services for Survivors of Torture (2015)

Applications Due: June 24, 2015, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Description: The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is planning to award up to 30 grants through the Direct Services for Survivors of Torture (DS SOT) grant program. The main purpose of the DS SOT grant program is to increase access to holistic, strengths-based, and trauma-informed services to assist survivors of torture and their families in the healing and recovery process. Under this grant program, direct services are provided to refugees, asylum seekers, asylees, certain immigrant classes and United States citizens who have been tortured on foreign soil. The program uses a holistic approach to service delivery that involves providing medical, psychological, legal, and social work services to promote healing from the effects of torture. All of these services are to be provided either directly by the grantee or indirectly through partner organizations and/or affiliates.

Funding Title: Direct Services for Survivors of Torture

Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes. The grant announcement states that required activities include

“Provide medical, psychological, social, and legal services to address the bio-psycho-social-spiritual effects of torture on survivors and their families.”

Target Population: Individuals eligible for services under this program are those who have suffered torture in foreign countries and are now present in the U.S., including refugees, asylees, asylum seekers, immigrants, and other displaced persons.  U.S. Citizens who were tortured abroad are also eligible.  

Expected Number of Awards: 30

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

How to Apply: Electronic submission of applications at www.Grants.gov. Paper applications received from applicants that have not been approved for an exemption from required electronic submission will be disqualified from competitive review and from funding under this announcement. 

Applications: June 24, 2015, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Estimated Total Program Funding: $10,000,000       

Award Ceiling: $500,000/year for 3 years

Award Floor: $150,000/year for 3 years

Eligible Applicants: State governments; county governments; city or township governments; special district governments; independent school districts; public and state controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments (federally recognized)l public housing authorities/INdiana housing authorities; Native American Tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments); nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS other than institutions of highter education; nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS and other insitutions of higher education; private institutions of higher education; for profit organizations other than small businesses; and small businesses.

Link to Full Announcement:  Here

Contact Information:

Program Office Contact Timothy Kelly Administration for Children and Families Office of Refugee Resettlement Division of Refugee Health 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW, 8th Floor West Washington, DC 20447 Phone: (202) 260-7614 Fax: (202) 401-5487 Email: tim.kelly@acf.hhs.gov URL: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/

Office of Grants Management Contact William Kim 35 of 41 Administration for Children and Families  Office of Grants Management Division of Discretionary Grants 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW, Sixth Floor, East Washington, DC 20447 Phone: (202) 401-5513 Email: ACFOGME-grants@acf.hhs.gov

Categories: Department of Health and Human Services, Education Organizations, Express Language for Legal Aid, Government Organizations, Immigration, Migrants/Immigrants, Non-profit Organizations, Public Housing Organizations, Small Businesses, Subgrant Possibilities, Victims of Crime

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